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It’s now over 150 years since company was started by Charles Searle back in 1859. Bolton Footwear is immensely proud of their South African heritage and ensures that the brand moves forward with purpose.
Grasshoppers manufactures more than 800,00 pairs of shoes per year at the brand’s original production facility in the Southern Cape community of Great Brak and Oudtshoorn every single year. The Grasshoppers brand was established in 1966 where an astounding 22 million pairs of shoes have left the factory – destined for the feet of grateful South Africans who have trusted the trademark Grasshoppers comfort and quality for over half a century.
Grasshoppers is now one of South Africa’s most recognizable names in the footwear industry, it’s a brand that transcends, age, social and economic divides and it is a 100% proudly local, quality product. The Grasshoppers factory employs some 1000 local craftsmen (some of whom are third generation artisans) living in Great Brak River and the surrounding Southern Cape area.